Mr George Alfred Levett

George Alfred Levett was born in 1886 in St Pancras, London, England, his birth being registered in the September quarter of that year. He was the son of Frederick Thomas Levett (b. 1855) and Mary Ann Ainge (b. 1859). His father and mother hailed from Cranbrook, Kent and Lambeth, London respectively and had married in 1883 in Fulham.

On the 1891 census George and his family are present at 48 Chester Mews, St Pancras. His father is described as a groom and he has an elder sister, Elizabeth Alice (b. 1885).

On the 1901 census George is living with an aunt and uncle, Charles and Florence Waterfield at 10 Oakleigh Road, St Paul, Middlesex. George is described as a messenger. What became of his father isn't clear, although his mother appears to have died in 1896 in London aged 36.

George was married in Southampton in early 1910 to Nellie Elizabeth Marriott, who had been born in London on August 24, 1888. She was the sister of Titanic crewman John William Marriott.

On the 1911 census George and his wife are living at 7 Chilworth Road, Southampton and George is described as a ship's steward. Also present at this address is George's unmarried sister Elizabeth Alice, a domestic housekeeper. It is indicated that George and Nellie have had one child, though the child is not listed on the census at this address. It is possible that this was a daughter named Florence who was born in late 1910. They would have another child, a son named George Frederick, on 19 September 1911.

George Levett was on board the Titanic for her delivery trip from Belfast to Southampton. When he signed-on again, in Southampton, on 4 April 1912, he gave his address as 7 Chilworth Road. His last ship had been the Olympic. As an assistant pantry steward he received monthly wages of £3 15s.

George Levett was lost in the sinking of the Titanic. His body, if recovered, was never identified.

His widow Nellie was remarried in 1914 to Charles Lansdowne and had two daughters, Marjorie and Lillian. She died in New Forest, Hampshire in 1980 aged 92.


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References and Sources

Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259)
Particulars of Engagement (Belfast), Ulster Folk and Transport Museum (TRANS 2A/45 381)
Search archive British newspapers online

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(2020) George Alfred Levett Encyclopedia Titanica (ref: #1973, updated 13th January 2020 21:11:18 PM)